The transition to renewable energy will be “volatile and complicated” like other major transitions in history, and spikes in demand and pricing for coal, oil and gas are likely over the near term, according to an expert in global resources strategy from NinetyOne.
Washington State Investment Board has seen the impact of its expansive private equity program through investee-company employee schemes and climate-focused impact funds. Now WSIB is set to put much more pressure on private equity to integrate ESG in portfolio companies. Sarah Rundell spoke to chief executive, Allyson Tucker.
Texas Teachers has kicked back against its proxy advisor ratcheting up voting powers on companies subject to its benchmark policy climate provisions. Rather than blindly follow climate voting advice, TRS will introduce a customised benchmark to give it freedom to vote in accordance with the pension fund’s "best economic interests".
COP26 has had many critiques and Roger Urwin's review, in this article, gives it just over half marks. The phrase ‘good COP, bad COP’ summarises it well and how to view it depends on framing and context.
In its latest position paper, Australia's Future Fund outlines its investment approach in a new investment landscape characterised by the end of 60:40 portfolios, inflation, declining corporate earnings and climate change - amongst others.
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